Here’s why in Hinduism Kalpavriksha wish-fulfilling and very sacred divine tree

Kalpavriksha or Kalpadrum is a wish-fulfilling divine tree as described in Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhist texts. Also known as Kalpataru and Kalpapad, this divine tree appeared during the “churning of the divine ocean” along with Kamadhenu and other auspicious divine deities. Indra has kept the Kalpavriksha in his swaraka world. This tree gives what we ask for, and it is very sacred.

In Hinduism, we will mention some great sages like Kalpavriksha and Kamadhenu, as they fulfill the wishes of their devotees. The great Madhava saint “Sri Raghavendra Swami” is described as the sacred tree Kalpavriksha and the divine cow Kamadhenu in the famous hymn written by his ardent disciple “Sri Appanacharya”.

The mention of Kalpavriksha is found in Hindu Puranas and other ancient texts. In the previous Dwapara Yuga, Lord Krishna fought with Lord Indra to bring the divine tree from heaven to his Dwarka to fulfill the wishes of his wife “Mata Satyabhama”. And after the end of his incarnation, the sacred tree flew away from Dwarka and reached the swaraka loka. This tree is protected by the divine servants of Lord Indra in Swarka Lok.

Kalpavriksha wish-fulfilling divine tree in Hinduism

It is also believed that those who keep the tree with them will not be affected by any sin, disease and death. He will shine like the sun and fulfill all the wishes through the divine tree. But it is not possible for us, because it is kept in the custody of Devendra, the king of the gods in heaven.

Instead, we can worship the divine tree from our place, and get all the prosperity in our life. The great poet Kalidas has also praised the tree in his famous poem Meghdoot. The Parijat tree is compared to the divine tree “Kalpavriksha”, as it has many medicinal properties and the flower of the tree is used to adorn the deities of the Lord.

The tree can be compared to Goddess Lakshmi, as both of them have emerged from the divine ocean. Although this tree is not specially worshiped by the people, it is believed that by the grace of Kakapavriksha, the trees of the earth are giving more benefits to mankind like coconut tree and palm tree.

And it is also believed that all the trees on the earth have the characteristics of Kalpavriksha, because each tree gives us some kind of benefit. They are sheltering in winter and summer season. Various birds are making their nest in the trees itself, and they are living by the grace of the divine tree “Kalpavriksha”.

Among the trees, the sacred tree Kalpavriksha is considered to be the king. We can chant the mantra “Om Shree Kalpavrikshya Namah” regularly while doing pooja in our home, and can also recite the mantra in temples to get more luck in our life.

Kalpataru Day celebration

Kalpataru Day also called Kalpataru Diwas or Kalpataru Utsav is an annual religious festival observed by monks of the Ramakrishna Math monastic order of Hinduism and lay followers of the associated Ramakrishna Mission, as well as the worldwide Vedanta Societies. These organizations follow the teachings of Ramakrishna, the 19th century Indian mystic and figure in the Bengali Renaissance.

The event commemorates the day on 1 January 1886, when his followers believe that Ramakrishna revealed himself to be an Avatar, or God incarnate on earth. It is held each 1 January. Although the observances are held in many locations, the most significant celebration takes place at Cossipore Garden House or Udyanbati near Kolkata, present Ramakrishna Math, a branch of Ramakrishna Order, the place where Ramakrishna spent the last days of his life. It is classified as one of the “Lord’s special festivals” by followers of Ramakrishna.